Planning Officer (Interim)

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Job Information

Date Posted: 30/01/2024
Closing Date: 01/03/2024
Location: North Devon
Job Reference: JOB-1978
Salary: From 41 per Hour

Employment Type: Part-time

Job Description

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual to fill the position of Planning Officer. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in the planning and development process of an Off-shore Wind Farm application in the North Devon area. This position is entirely flexible, allowing the officer to work from home, with occasional site visits to North Devon as necessary.


  • Review and assess the planning application for compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders, environmental agencies, and local authorities to address concerns and ensure adherence to guidelines.
  • Conduct occasional site visits to the North Devon area as required by the planning application process.
  • Provide on-site assessment and gather relevant information to support the planning decision-making process.
  • Manage and respond to all correspondence and Freedom of Information (FOI) requests associated with the application.
  • Maintain accurate records and documentation related to communications and inquiries.
  • Work remotely to review documents, prepare reports, and communicate with stakeholders.
  • Ensure timely completion of tasks and adherence to project timelines.


  • Degree in Urban Planning, Environmental Science, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in handling planning applications, preferably in the renewable energy sector.
  • Strong knowledge of regulatory frameworks and environmental impact assessments.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and manage time efficiently.
  • Access to a vehicle for occasional site visits.

Additional information:

Candidates must have own transport

Hours: 24 hours per week